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Mandela Poster Project

Kennedy, Russell 2013, Mandela Poster Project, Edited by [Unknown], Melbourne, Victoria, 1-7 Apr. 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mandela Poster Project.

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Title Mandela Poster Project
Creator(s) Kennedy, RussellORCID iD for Kennedy, Russell orcid.org/0000-0002-4085-1542
Contributor(s) [Unknown]
Conference, exhibition or event name Mandela Poster Project at Melbourne International Design Week (2014 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference, exhibition or event location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference, exhibition or event dates 1-7 Apr. 2014
Publication date 2013
Conference series Mandela Poster Project at Melbourne International Design Week
Description of resource 7 days
Publisher Mandela Poster Project
Place of publication Johannesburg, South Africa
Summary In May 2013, a group of South African designers came up with an idea to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by collecting 95 exceptional posters from around the world, honouring Madiba's lifelong contribution to humanity.

The independent team of volunteers, now known as the Mandela Poster Project Collective, gave freely of their time and expertise to make the exceptional happen: In 60 days more than 700 posters were submitted by designers from more than 70 countries. The collection was curated and 95 posters (representing 95 years of Madiba's life) will be exhibited around the world and will eventually be auctioned by the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust to raise funds. In lieu of the high calibre of works received, it was felt more works needed to be showcased than the original 95. Plans are underway for a limited edition publication showcasing 500 of the posters submissions. The collective echoes the sentiments of South Africa's beloved former president when he said "a good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
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Language eng
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category J2.1 Minor original creative works
ERA Research output type JO1 Original creative work - Visual art work
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064579

Document type: Conference, Exhibition or Event
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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